Celebrations were in full swing last night as two of London’s fashion set prepared to tie the knot in a lavish ceremony in Mexico.
D&G model Sabrina Percy, whose father Richard Percy is a second cousin of the 12th Duke of Northumberland, is among those expected at the wedding of Nina Brener-Hellmund and Freddie Briance this weekend.
Heiress Jemima Cadbury, who is looking ahead to her own big day in the near future, also made the journey from the UK, as has well connected journalist Natalie Salmon.
Last night, Nina and Freddie’s guests were invited to a lavish pre-wedding celebration, which continued late into the night in Yucatán, southeastern Mexico.
Images posted to social media captured attendees entering the venue to live musicians, before the bride and groom walked in behind two larger-than-live effigies of themselves.
Celebrations were in full swing last night as two of London’s fashion set prepared to tie the knot in a lavish ceremony in Mexico. Pictured: Guests at a pre-wedding party for Nina Brener-Hellmund and Freddie Briance
Last night, the guests of Nina and Freddie (pictured above at the event) were invited to a lavish pre-wedding celebration, which continued late into the night in Yucatán, southeastern Mexico
Nina was dressed all in white ahead of her nuptials, with colourful flowers in her hair as she enjoyed the night’s celebrations with her friends and family
The pre-wedding gathering was an extravagant affair, providing a glimpse of what Nina and Freddie’s nuptials could look like over the weekend. The couple officially wed at home in London in October but are now celebrating with friends and family.
Nina, who grew up between Mexico, Texas, and Switzerland, is the founder of online fashion platform Cult Mia. Freddie is the CEO of gentlemen’s outfitters New & Lingwood.
At one point on Friday night, both Nina and Freddie danced on a stage next to a DJ, as hundreds of delighted partygoers enjoyed the night beneath them.
The happy couple! Nina, who grew up between Mexico, Texas, and Switzerland, is the founder of online fashion platform Cult Mia. The dashing Freddie is the CEO of gentlemen’s outfitters New & Lingwood. The couple, pictured in 2018, are tying the knot in Mexico this weekend
At one point, both Nina and Freddie danced on a stage next to a DJ, as hundreds of delighted partygoers enjoyed the night beneath them
The bride and groom were greeted at the gathering by two larger-than-live effigies of themselves
Nina is thrown into the air by her guests at the lavish gathering, which provides a glimpse into this weekend’s wedding
Amela Subašić, a creative director from New York who made the trip to Mexico for the wedding, posted on Instagram: ‘When the pre-wedding party turns into a clerb (sic.) you know the wedding is gonna be [fire].’
She added: ‘You sure do know how to throw a party.’
Fashion influencer and stylist Bettina Looney also shared images of the bash online, having travelled to Mexico with her husband Carlos a few days earlier.
Some of the guests have booked into the exclusive Chablé Yucatán, where rooms cost upwards of £1,353-per-night. The wedding could be taking place in a similarly grand venue.
One guest wrote: ‘Amazing! Happy to be here!’ on social media as the event kicked off
Images posted to social media captured attendees entering the venue to live musicians
Nina attended Stanford University in California, graduating in 2013. She first tried to build a business at 19 before joining Goldman Sachs, followed by UBS, working in investment banking.
In 2017, she enrolled at the London Business School to study for her MBA.
She worked at fashionista favourite Moda Operandi, founded by socialite entrepreneur Lauren Santo Domingo, where she learned the foundations of e-commerce before founding Cult Mia.
Strike a pose! D&G model Sabrina Percy, right, whose father Richard Percy is a second cousin of the 12th Duke of Northumberland, is taking in the sights ahead of the nuptials
Soaking up the sun: Natalie and friend Holly Tabor shared snaps from their day at the beach
It is thought she met Freddie in London, where she has been based for almost 10 years.
Oxford graduate Freddie also studied for his MBA at London Business School. He now heads up New & Lingwood, a British heritage brand founded in 1865 in Eton.
Multi-day destination weddings have become a must-have for the society set.
Lady Kitty Spencer set the trend when she wed Michael Lewis in her Roman extravaganza and in the months since there have been OTT nuptials in Spain, Mexico and the English countryside.
On their way! Heiress Jemima Cadbury also shared a photo from her flight to Mexico